Sunday, October 25, 2020

Girls, 3 and 7, 'kidnapped from home' after two boys found dead as father arrested

Donny Jackson, 40, was arrested in Oklahoma on suspicion of murder and was taken into custody near the city of Erick on Saturday. His daughters were safely recovered from their father's car.

A dad kidnapped his three-year-old and seven-year-old daughters and fled with them after allegedly murdering his two sons.

Logan and Austin Jackson with sisters Nora, 7, and Aven, 3, and another baby.

Donny Jackson, the father of two girls who went missing from a home in Leavenworth on Saturday, has been arrested, and the girls are safe.

Officers were initially called to the home, where they found two boys dead and their siblings missing.

Jackson’s vehicle was found by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol around mile marker 6 near Erick, Oklahoma, about 500 miles from the Leavenworth home where the girls went missing and two boys were found dead, law enforcement said.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for two girls under the age of 10 who went missing from the home.

Donny Jackson, 40, was arrested in Oklahoma on suspicion of murder and taken into custody near the city of Erick on Saturday.

He was arrested after a truck driver heard on the radio that he was wanted and alerted authorities.

His daughters Nora Jackson, seven, and Aven Jackson, three, were safely recovered from their father's car shortly before 7pm local time, Mail Online reports.

It is believed they drove from Leavenworth, 500 miles north in Kansas.

Donny Jackson was arrested in Oklahoma.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for two kids on Saturday afternoon, ABC reports.

The boys, aged 11 and 14, were found dead at their family home and their mum's location was unknown.

Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office said their dad was the suspect in the abduction.

Nora, right, and Aven were rescued from their dad's car.

Jim Sherley, Leavenworth County undersheriff, said that family members found the two boys died in the house and raised the alarm.

He said: "Donald Ray Jackson Jr, residing in the home, left the residence with two other juveniles."

Another Amber Alert was launched for the two missing girls, Kansas City Star reports.

The Jackson family home in Leavenworth.

Donny Jackson and Tara with the two boys Logan and Austin, pictured in October 2012.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said in a statement yesterday evening: "Earlier this evening, one of our troopers overheard Beckham County broadcasting a vehicle matching the description of the amber alert vehicle, getting fuel at the 26 mm on I-40. Two of our troopers headed that way.

"A short time later, Beckham County got a call from a truck driver that the vehicle was westbound at mile marker 7.

"One of our Port of Entry officers was at exit 7 and observed the vehicle go by. He got in behind the vehicle and activated his emergency lights.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed the man has been arrested.

"The vehicle kept driving and took exit 5 and stopped. The officer gave the driver commands to exit the vehicle and he did so. 

"Within two minutes of the stop, troopers and Beckham County deputies arrived and assisted in taking 40-year-old Donny Jackson into custody.

"His two children that were with him are safe. Great job to everyone involved."